Career Preparation & Professional Development

A faculty member and graduate student in the Department of Forestry talk about research projects.

Career Services

MSU Graduate School Professional & Career Development Services

Jill Cords, the CANR Career Network Services career consultant, is available to support graduate and doctoral students through career advising.

Other MSU Career Resources

Professional Organizations

Departmental Graduate Student Organizations

Departmental Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs) - Most groups do not have websites, but the graduate assistant in each unit will have more information about the GSO.

  • Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics GSO Advisor: Nicole Mason-Wardell
  • Animal Science GSO:
  • Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Advisor: Steve Safferman
  • Graduate, Undergraduate Entomology Student Society (GUESS) Advisor: Anthony Cognato
  • Forestry Graduate Student Affairs Council Advisor: David Rothstein
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition GSO Advisor: Elizabeth Gardner
  • Horticulture Organization of Graduate Students (HOGS) Advisor: Ryan Warner
  • School of Packaging Graduate Association Advisor: Rafael Auras
  • Graduate Associate for Crop and Soil Sciences (ACRS) Advisor: Karen Renner
  • Student Phytopathological Organization for Research and Education (SPORES) Advisor: Ray Hammerschmidt
  • School of Planning, Design and Construction GSO Advisor: Ming-Han Li